Airstream’s Nest Hitches to the Modern RV Consumer

Airstream’s Nest Hitches to the Modern RV Consumer

While Airstream's travel trailers are known for the distinctive aluminum shell, the company's first foray into a fiberglass model might signal a viable roadmap for the future of the recreational vehicle industry in the wake of the Trump administration's tariffs on steel and aluminum.

  Automotive & Transport      Consumer Goods      Industry Studies    

Tariff Tracker: Will Proposed Chemical Tariffs Impact Pharma?

Tariff Tracker:  Will Proposed Chemical Tariffs Impact Pharma?

The latest list of proposed tariffs on Chinese imports - including common basic chemicals - stands to impact a wide range of US consumer and industrial markets.

  Chemicals      Industry Studies      Tariffs    

Tariff Tracker: 3 Things to Watch in Lumber

Tariff Tracker:  3 Things to Watch in Lumber

One of the first tariffs announced by the Trump administration was a nearly 21% levy on Canadian softwood lumber imports. Months after implementation, what are its effects?


The Best is Yet to Come: Understanding the Growing E-bike Market

The Best is Yet to Come: Understanding the Growing E-bike Market

Eco-conscious consumers looking to reduce their carbon footprints without sacrificing efficient travel might find e-bikes a desirable compromise. Find out why the future is bright for e-bikes, a growing segment of the global motorcycles market.


Tariff Tracker: Rare Earths in the Crosshairs

Tariff Tracker:  Rare Earths in the Crosshairs

These days, you can't turn on the news without hearing something new about tariffs - and the story is nowhere near its end. Find out how a new list of proposed import taxes on Chinese goods stands to impact some of the devices consumers use daily.

  Industry Studies      Minerals & Glass      Tariffs    

Learning to Repaint: New Growth Opportunities in China’s Architectural Paint Market

Learning to Repaint: New Growth Opportunities in China’s Architectural Paint Market

As the largest architectural paint market worldwide, China has experienced substantial demand growth in recent years. However, find out why Freedonia analyst Ellen Kriz has reason to believe that this growth may be about to hit a wall.


Tesla Rekindles Interest in Solar Roofing

Tesla Rekindles Interest in Solar Roofing

After years of anticipation, Tesla and other solar roofing manufacturers have begun consumer installations of new solar roof tiles. Does this indicate the start of a new era in solar power?


Will the Trump Administration Affect Use of Adhesives in Motor Vehicles?

Will the Trump Administration Affect Use of Adhesives in Motor Vehicles?

Fuel efficiency standards set in 2012 have helped shaped the automotive assembly process over the last several years. As lightweighting became a priority, manufacturers replaced heavier, mechanical fasteners with ultra-strong innovative adhesives. Will new federal initiatives change this?

  Chemicals      Industry Studies      Tariffs    

The Pros & Cons of LED-Integrated Lighting Fixtures

The Pros & Cons of LED-Integrated Lighting Fixtures

In the general purpose lighting market, LED-integrated fixtures are rising in popularity. Find out why these products are more appealing than ever to consumers, despite a few notable issues.

  Consumer Goods      Industry Studies    

Big Data, Big Problems: Is Smart Home Security Really Secure?

Big Data, Big Problems: Is Smart Home Security Really Secure?

Smart technology is the future of home security and automation. However, while smart products are ostensibly designed to make consumers' lives safer and more convenient, questions linger about the security of the devices themselves.

  Consumer Goods      Industry Studies      Security